Application Security

OWASP and its importance to Application Security

Application Security and software is simply one of the most important steps in planning for development. After all, the level of reliability is what will determine its success, and this will be reflected in the number of active users in the application, for example. And there’s no way to talk about security without mentioning OWASP.

The collaboration of IT professionals is essential to combat security breaches, shielding systems against unauthorized intrusions and leaks of confidential information from users and companies. This makes it essential to monitor and actively participate in OWASP.

Want to better understand the subject? Next, see what OWASP is and why it is so important for your company!

What is OWASP?

OWASP is short for “Open Web Application Security Project”. It is a non-profit entity with international recognition, acting with focus on collaboration to strengthen software security around the world.

OWASP maintains a list of the 10 most dangerous Web application security holes, along with the most effective methods to address them. Below, we list the top 10 OWASP in order of highest risk to the lowest, as of the posting date of this post. Keep up:

  1. Injection
  2. Broken Authentication
  3. Sensitive Data Exposure
  4. XML External Entities (XXE)
  5. Broken Access Control
  6. Security Misconfiguration
  7. Cross-Site Scripting XSS
  8. Insecure Deserialization
  9. Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities
  10. Insufficient Logging & Monitoring

How does OWASP work?

The group supporting the project is composed of a range of web security specialists spread all over the world. They share their knowledge and experience of existing vulnerabilities, threats, attacks and countermeasures.

The idea is to gather the most important information that allows the assessment of security risks and the ways to fight them efficiently.

Why OWASP is important?

OWASP is a free and open security community project that provides an absolute wealth of knowledge, tools to help anyone involved in the creation, development, testing, implementation and support of a web application to ensure that security is built from the start and that the end product is as secure as possible.

Among the main benefits that OWASP provides to companies and IT professionals, we can highlight the following:

  • helps make applications more armored against cyber attacks;
  • helps reduce the rate of errors and operational failures in systems;
  • contributes to stronger encryption;
  • increases the potential for application success;
  • improves the image of the software developer company.

If you don’t follow or collaborate with OWASP yet, this could be a great opportunity to get started! Showing customers that your company actively participates in the community by collaborating with the information will help change the way they see the business and will significantly improve the image of the business in the market.

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